Date Night (2010) DVD Review

By Nathan M Rose   X Formly Known as Twitter
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On April 9th, 2010, a very quirky comedy for couples called, Date Night, was released to the movie-going audience. It starred Steve Carell and Tina Fey. Now in August, this zany couple comedy comes home on DVD and Blu-ray -- courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The plot of Date Night is pretty simplistic and should appeal to anyone that has been married for a while. Phil and Claire Foster's lives have come very routine. They work everyday, take care of the kids, and have the typical married couple "date night" at the same place every week. However, after hearing another couple are getting divorced because of this routine, the Fosters are not ready to give up. They head to New York City to light a spark in their marriage; however, one little white lie causes a night they will never forget!

Carell and Fey hit their roles right on the head; I personally thought at the beginning of the film that I was looking at the my own marriage from a third-person perspective. They truly make you believe they are a married couple who have lost all romance in their relationship. However, once the crazy night out in New York ensues their comedic elements really come to life, and you can tell why they are two of the great comedians of all time. Hitting their timing perfectly, they show you how a couple can have fun while being in a situation that would make most people be scared out of their wits.

The supporting cast hosts some great cameos by Mark Wahlberg, William Fichtner, James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Ray Liotta, who proves they can still be funny in small bits on the screen.

The only major problem I found with the film is the excessive use of green screen, which was used primarily when the action would be too great a risk for the insurance companies, the film, and the actors. This especially showed true of the hilarious car chase featured half way through the film. It would have been the perfect scene if you were not distracted as to how fake it is.

The features on the DVD are a bit weak for today's standard. You get the standard blooper reel, a few funny Public Service Announcements, a couple of featurettes and deleted scenes.
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 98 minutes
Distributed By: 20th Century Fox

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